The University has implemented a wide array of precautionary measures against COVID-19 in the student halls and will review them from time to time to safeguard the health of our hall residents. To this end, the key measures which include but not limited to the following will be implemented in the residential year of 2022-23, subject to the development of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please stay tuned to the University/SAO’s announcement for the latest anti-epidemic policy and measures.
I. The University’s Vaccination Requirements on Regular Campus Users (updated on 26 Sep 2022)
Starting from 31 May 2022, all regular campus users must have received three doses of COVID-19 vaccine in order to fulfill the University’s vaccination requirement. From 30 September to 29 November 2022, there is a 5-month grace period for those who have already received two doses (Note 1). Grace period will no longer apply effective from 30 November 2022 onwards. Those unable to fulfil the University’s vaccination requirement are required to produce a medical exemption certificate (Note 1) as proof of being unfit for vaccination or the documentary proof of COVID-19 recovery / infection record as proof of being not required to receive additional dose(s) according to a specified timeframe.
1. A negative COVID-19 test result (Note 2) issued within 3 days prior to the day of campus entry is still required for those possessing medical exemption certificate and those who have received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine for not more than 14 days during the grace period.
2. Apart from tests taken at a Community Testing Centre (CTS) or a recognised local medical testing institution with the test results using combined nasal and throat swabs, test results obtained through self-tests by rapid antigen test (RAT) kits will also be accepted for the purpose of reporting on the University’s Vaccination/Testing Reporting (VTR) system (https://covid19vtr.eduhk.hk/). If RAT results are used, please keep a copy of the photo of the test results (with dates of tests marked) plus medical exemption certificate for checking by the University upon request. Please note that costs of the RAT kits are not reimbursable and not eligible for application of financial subsidy for the COVID-19 tests.
II. Presentation of Vaccination/Testing/Medical/Infection History Proof(s) for Verification to Gain Access to Student Halls
All student-residents should fulfill the University’s latest vaccination requirements on regular campus users, declare/update their vaccination/testing status/infection history on the University’s Vaccination/Testing Reporting (VTR) System (https://covid19vtr.eduhk.hk/) timely. They should also present the following documentation proofs to the respective Hall Management Office (HMOs) for verification on the check-in day, or after check-in day if regular testing is required. Otherwise, their access to the student halls will be suspended.
(a) For student-residents who are medically unfit for vaccination and are required to undergo regular test every three days, apart from tests taken at a Community Testing Centre (CTS) or a recognised local medical testing institution with the test results using combined nasal and throat swabs, test results obtained through self-tests by rapid antigen test (RAT) kits will also be accepted for campus and hall access. If RAT results are used, please present a copy of the photo of the test result (with date of test marked and your EdU card placed next to the test result) to the HMO for verification every three days. Please note that costs of the RAT kits are not reimbursable and not eligible for application of financial subsidy for the COVID-19 tests.
(b) For student-residents with infection history declared, they are required to present the documentation proof (Isolation Order / certificate of discharge from hospital) to respective HMO for verification. SMS message is not accepted.
[Note: For students who have presented the relevant documentation proof(s) to the Hall Management Office for verification already for 2021-22 hall residence or Summer Residence, their verification record will be stored on the hall access system, therefore, no presentation is required.]
III. Medical Surveillance and/or Self-monitoring for Inbound Student-residents (effective from 26 Sep 2022)
- For inbound students from overseas places or Taiwan, they should complete the 3-day medical surveillance off-campus at their own cost. Upon completion of the 3-day off-campus medical surveillance, they can then check-in and undergo the 4-day self-monitoring in the student halls. These student-residents should present relevant documentation proof(s) to the respective Hall Management Office for verification upon check-in.
- For inbound students arriving at Hong Kong under the Return2hk Scheme and Come2hk Scheme, i.e., Inbound persons who have only stayed in the Mainland or Macao on the day of boarding for/arrival at Hong Kong or during the 7 days before that day (including those arriving at Hong Kong via land boundary control points or the airport), they can undergo the 3-day self-monitoring in the student halls. These student-residents should present relevant documentation proof(s) to the respective Hall Management Office for verification upon check-in.
[For details, please refer to the HKSAR Government’s press release: https://www.info.gov.hk/gia/general/202209/24/P2022092400048p.html and the relevant website: https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/chi/inbound-travel.html.]
IV. Handling Procedures for COVID-19 Cases in Student Halls
Student-residents who have tested COVID-19 positive or have been classified as a close contact of a confirmed case should report their case to respective Hall Management Office and the Center for Health Protection (CHP) IMMEDIATELY. For details, please refer to “Handling Procedures for COVID-19 Cases in Student Halls, 2022-23 (Updated on 17 June 2022)” as set out in the Annex.
Online Form for Reporting Confirmed / Close Contact Cases in Student Halls to Respective Hall Management Office
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V. Other Precautionary Measures in the Student Halls
Other precautionary measures including ‘No visitors’ policy’, body temperature check at the hall entrance, provision of hand sanitizer in common rooms and areas, enhanced cleansing and disinfection of hall facilities, etc., will be in force, and reviewed from time to time.
Last update: 9 Nov 2022